Four vintage planes took to the sky in a dramatic air-to-air campaign - a first for the historical aircrafts - to celebrate Breitling’s new Super AVI watch collection
December 6, 2021: Known for sleek design that intersects with intelligent craftmanship and unprecedented innovation, Breitling took to the air to launch their latest watch series – Super AVI – dedicated to four legendary vintage aircrafts. The four classic planes: the North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, the Vought F4U Corsair, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk and the de Havilland Mosquito appeared together in a history-making campaign taking off from the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia, USA.
Given the historicity of the aircrafts, over 100 hours of preparatory flight time were required to ready the planes. Keegan Chetwynd, director of the Military Aviation Museum, said that in the rare and monumental moment the flight formation set off, “it’s people’s hopes and dreams and ambitions for that machine”.
The Super AVI design, a line specifically tailored for aviation enthusiasts, references high-performance fighter aircrafts from the 1940s, with color waves featuring black timepiece dials and versions with 18 carat red gold colours.
Manufactured in 46mm sizes to be easily adjusted with flight gloves, the watch allows the ease of tracking a second time zone using the 24-hour marking on the inner bevel and red-tipped GMT hand. From aviation to watches the collection weaves a cohesive story evoking emotion, time, history while winding elements of resilience and effortless timeless style.
The Super AVI collection is available on the Breitling website.
- By Sarah Micho